Every child looks up to his father for being strong and seemingly capable of doing almost anything, quite like a superhero. “Kasama Mo” no matter what.
This is what Firefly LED hopes to remind us with their heartwarming Father’s Day tribute for all hardworking and madiskarte fathers out there.
In an interview with real-life fathers, Firefly LED shares with us their stories – unique yet relatable in many ways, after all, we’ve all been brought up guided by our fathers’ love.
Featuring the stories of three hardworking fathers, Harold, a 43-year-old single father and architect; Rowel, a 47-year-old electrician who’s also used to taking on whatever jobs that come his way to make ends meet; and Mario, a 50-year-old driver turned real estate agent; the video takes all three fathers into a private interview where they are asked to share what being a father is for them, not knowing that their families are watching the interview.
“Ako ang nag-aalaga sa kanila, lahat ng pangangailangan nila, pag-aaral, pagkain, baon nila araw araw, kung ano yung kailangan, yun ang ginagampanan,” says Harold of his responsibility to his children.
When asked what kind of father he is to his children, Rowel has this to say, “Mapagmahal na ama. Hanggang kaya ko magtrabaho, gagawin ko. Sila lang ang kayamanan ko sa buhay.”
Mario meanwhile, takes pride in being able to provide for his children, especially for their education, “Napagtapos ko silang lahat. Masasabi ko pa rin naman na naging maayos yung pagpapalaki ko sa kanila.”
When asked what it is that they continue to pray for their family, a teary-eyed Mario says that he doesn’t want a broken family, same with Rowel, who shares he doesn’t want his children to suffer any hardships in life, adding how, one of his daughters is currently going through some problems with her partner who took away their child. Rowel’s daughter starts to cry after seeing Rowel clearly heartbroken by what she’s going through.
As the three fathers were talking about the joys and sacrifices of being a father, unbeknownst to them their families have been listening to their interviews, shedding tears of appreciation for their beloved man of the house.
This time, it’s their families who will be making the effort to celebrate the wonderful fathers that they are. Selfless, loving, and will do anything for their families.
It is definitely heartwarming to hear their stories and see how, with a just a loving hug from their family members and words of appreciation, you’ll see the look of contentment and happiness in their eyes. That with just a small gesture of appreciation, they are reassured that all of their sacrifices for their families are worth it.
“Mga anak ko, lagi lang akong nandito para sainyo,” promises Mario.
“Darating din ang panahon na magiging magulang sila, sana ganon din ang gawin ng mga anak nila sa kanila,” ends Harold.
A fitting tribute to the light and pillar of the family, Firefly joins every Filipino family in saluting every father’s tireless efforts to give his family the best life he can.